Shakib Al Hasan. (Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib al Hasan will be traveling to South Africa.

“I have spoken with Papon bhai and we could do the plan for the whole year. I will be available in all three formats and the board will decide when to give me rest,” Shakib told reporters at Mirpur on Saturday.

“I am available for South Africa series,” Shakib further said. “Now I’m in a better situation (mentally). After going to South Africa, I may get better. It happens sometimes when you go to a better environment you feel good.”

“We have given him a break. He had said that he is not in his best mental state and it can happen to anyone. Please don’t speculate. He can be in a state where decision making could be difficult for him,” Nazmul said.

“Today, after a long discussion, he said that he is ready to play in all formats including South Africa series. Earlier, I had told him to rest and think with a cool head. He came today to the board and said that he wants to play. We should all support him. He will go to South Africa but might not play one or two matches but please don’t make a noise about it.”